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Hitchhikers Backpackers Cusco Hostel
Ranked #74 of 512 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The location is great and it is a good deal in Cusco. If you're looking for a decent, basic, cheap place to stay, this is perfect. If you're looking for something more, I would look elsewhere. The front desk staff is hit or miss, I could feel the bed springs through my mattress, we saw a huge rat in the kitchen, and were charged different prices for the same amount of eggs at breakfast.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

3.5 stars. The location is excellent, easy to walk to in the main old town area. Two of us had a private room with private bath before and after our MP hike. The building is older but well functioning. The breakfast is pay per item beyond basic toast, but the prices were so cheap it was fine. Could easily have a full cooked to order breakfast for very cheap.

The major complaint was the smokers and noise in the central courtyard. The first room we had on the ground floor faced in to the courtyard, and smoke and noise quickly went into the room when people were hanging out in the courtyard. They really should not allow smoking, there is not enough ventilation. The second room we had was on the 2nd floor and was better to avoid these issues.

Room Tip: Pick an upper floor private room to avoid smoke from the courtyard.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I got a private room with private bathroom with my friend in December. The weather was cold and probably that's the reason why the room smelled bad. Like it has been closed forever, you know?
The next day there was a guest of the hostel screaming her lungs out right outside of our room.
The breakfast was only the typical bread, butter and jelly. I felt hungry after a short time.
The location is amazing.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

The hitchhikers has somewhat rustic but clean rooms. They were reasonably warm but also a bit noisy as the wooden doors face the inner courtyard. The courtyard itself is ok, not too cosy but also not bad. Location is excellent, only a block away from the main square.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed here before and after our trip to Machu Picchu. This location is great. There are plenty of restaurants and a very short walk to the city center. The before stay was for three nights. We stayed in a private room downstairs. This room had an uncomfortable double bed that was slanted down head first, tiny bathroom, and flanked by the two common areas where guest could smoke filling our room with smoke. The after stay was much better. We were upstairs in a private and the beds were much better as well as ventilation. I would stay again but request a room upstairs.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hitchhikers Backpackers Cusco Hostel

Address: calle Saphy 440, Cusco 84, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #74 of 512 Speciality Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: ₹ 650 - ₹ 2,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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